Precautions and maintain safety becomes a priority for epileptic patients. This needs to be started at home especially for the ladies and the children who remain at home. Beginning from the kitchen and the bathrooms, these are the places when the possibility of being hurt is the greatest. At these places during a seizure the individual may become puzzled and risk injury. The following precautions can be taken to avoid accidents.
Safety in the kitchen:
Safety measures in the bathroom:
Precautions outside the home:
Driving: For many individuals with epilepsy, the occurrence of recurrent seizures limits their independence in driving to avoid accidents. However a prior consultations with the physician to know the severity of your epileptic condition can help you in this matter.
Outdoor activities: Taking part in sports and other activates is possible during epilepsy. However, for those suffering with frequent seizures, it is better to be in the company of someone who can manage a seizure. Wearing head protection is also recommended to avoid any kind of head injury.
Safety at work: Risks factors of epilepsy while at work depend upon the nature of your job. Some works are risky if a seizure occurs, for instance working at high altitude, near water bodies or those involving machinery. To avoid any accident it is necessary to make an assessment of your epileptic conditions before you move out to work in such situations.
Some other safety measures are: